As an archaeologist, Jim has worked on land and at sea, on sites thousands of years old and sites as recent as the beginning stages of the Cold War.
During his tenure with INA, Jim took part in a INA/ARQUA excavation of a Phoenician wreck along Spain’s Mediterranean coastline. Here he helps excavation co-director Mark Polzer recover a 2,700 year old bag of pistachios, part of the cargo of commodities from a 3rd-4th century AD Roman wreck (Patrick Baker)
That has meant working around the world in dozens of countries, and yes, on the “Seven Seas” (plus a few other bodies of water).
Looking back, Jim is reminded of how lucky he is, and how many great experiences, and wonderful opportunities have happened, as well as how many superb people he’s been privileged to work with and how many friends have entered his life thanks to countless surveys, excavations and lab work.
Jim is currently Senior Vice President at SEARCH, Inc.
Previously, he was Director of NOAA’s Maritime Heritage Program, President and CEO of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA), and before that, Director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Read more…